That’s about 500 lbs of Gala, McIntosh, and Golden Delicious!
At the apple press house – it’s like a country store on an old farm.
Rinsed and up they go.
Into the hopper above, chopped up, dropped into a cheese-cloth, layered out . . .
This particular press is an original 1883. But what powers it?
A 1952 Farmall Tractor outback with a very long belt.
Time to pprrreeeeesssss the pulp.
End product: 37 gallons of freshly squeezed apple cider – let the Fall begin.